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The threat landscape is constantly evolving and it is even more of a challenge for organizations, especially those in the mid-market, to detect where the true threats lie without tapping into a broader and often already stretched IT Budget. To help solve this problem, AlienVault developed a free platform called Open Threat Exchange (OTX) to help organizations gain greater visibility… Read more

Tags: otx, threat sharing, threat intellligence, social sharing

Did you know that some types of malware are more ‘intelligent’ than others? A recently discovered backdoor Trojan called ‘Dino’ uses some innovative techniques that set itself apart from other malware variants and poses a more significant threat that your ‘typical’ backdoor. Aspects of Dino’s custom file system allow for stealthy command… Read more

Tags: animal farm, dino

AlienVault has been named the only visionary in Gartner’s 2015 magic quadrant for security information and event management (SIEM). As an ex-industry analyst I do not envy the amount of research effort that goes into creating a magic quadrant. There are several challenges which plagued me as an analyst when comparing vendors in a particular segment. One of the… Read more

Tags: siem, gartner mq

“It’s Reigning CATs…” Scenario comment from the board room…“What’s our risk to external threats, and are we prepared? Better yet, how will we know?” asked a board member. Gone are the days where the board is not intimately involved in cybersecurity assessment and having an understanding as to the… Read more

Tags: cybersecurity, ffiec, credit unions

Step 3: Paint with Better Brushes In my previous blogs Step 1 and Step 2 were outlined. Now that we have covered some of the core issues, it is time to flush out the details. The only real way to do this is to read, and not just a little. Information is your friend here. No technology, product, solution, or approach can totally… Read more

Tags: security budget

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